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Panel says attorney general should take the lead in promoting rehabilitation of prisoners
State Attorney General Kamala Harris should take on an expanded role by attacking the roots of crime while trying to keep parolees from returning to prison, according to a briefing document released by law enforcement and reform experts.
Attorney questions garnishment of BWD assets
LISBON - A state attorney is questioning whether the Buckeye Water District's assets can be garnished to satisfy a $4.8 million judgment awarded East Liverpool in its successful breach-of-contract lawsuit against the BWD.
Associate in lawyer’s alleged scheme ID’d
The mortgage company owner who prosecutors allege helped Boston criminal defense lawyer Robert A. George launder money for a purported drug dealer is Dover businessman Michael F. Hansen, according to two people briefed on the case.
Attorney: Shot man wielded ax
Concord Police 'weren't given a choice' The 29-year-old mentally ill man who was shot and killed by the Concord police in his apartment building three weeks ago came at the officers with an ax, according to the lawyer representing one of the shooters. Attorney Paul Maggiotto said the officers had no choice but to fire at Wayne Martin, who had been threatening to kill the officers from inside his ...
Chi. 7 lawyer dies
Attorney Leonard Weinglass, who represented such high-profile clients as the Chicago Seven in the 1960s and Daniel Ellsberg in the Pentagon Papers case, has died at age 78. Colleague Michael Krinsky said Weinglass died Wednesday of pancreatic cancer. He called Weinglass "a modern day Clarence Darrow" who devoted his life...
West Milford attorney gives warning to pipeline co. attorney
Mark Stevens, attorney for the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company (TGPC), said he was at the March 16 Township of West Milford Council meeting to urge the council to act on a permanent right of way agreement for the company over the township-owned Wallisch Property.
Clifton lawyer, 80, charged with theft
Prosecutor says lawyer stole about $100,000 from clients
Attorney wants NAACP lawsuit tossed
The Attorney General has called for the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by the local branch of the ...
Attorney accused of letting suspect use phone
CHICAGO (AP) -- A Chicago attorney is accused of letting a suspect in two murders use her cellphone while she visited her client in custody.
Attorney charged for letting suspected cop killer use cell phone
A lawyer representing an alleged cop killer allowed him to use her personal cell phone to call family and friends while he was being interrogated by police in November, Cook County prosecutors said Thursday.Records indicate that while Timothy Herring Jr. was in a detention room on Nov. 27 and Nov. 28, Sladjana Vuckovic’s mobile phone was used to receive and make calls to Herring’s relatives and ...
Associate in lawyer's alleged scheme ID'd
The mortgage company owner who prosecutors allege helped Boston criminal defense lawyer Robert A. George launder money for a purported drug dealer is Dover businessman Michael F. Hansen, according to two people briefed on the case.
Smirking lawyer who caused mistrial returns to active duty
A Crown lawyer who caused a mistrial in a murder case by making strange faces in court, has returned to regular duties after a review.
Attorney accused of letting suspect use phone
A Chicago attorney is accused of letting a suspect in two murders use a cellphone while the attorney visited her client in custody.
Attorney general: Sheriff did not violate nepotism laws
The Albany County Sheriff’s Office did not violate the state’s nepotism laws when the sheriff appointed as undersheriff a lieutenant whose son is a deputy, according to the Wyoming attorney general.
Chicago Seven lawyer dies
Attorney Leonard Weinglass, who represented such high-profile clients as the Chicago Seven in the 1960s and Daniel Ellsberg in the Pentagon Papers case, has died at age 78. Colleague Michael Krinsky said Weinglass died Wednesday of pancreatic cancer. He called Weinglass "a modern day Clarence Darrow" who devoted his life...
Lawyer trying to keep Howes case from grand jury
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - An attorney for a one-time Louisville baseball player accused of shooting a former football player is trying to keep the case out of the hands of a grand jury.
Associate in lawyer's alleged scheme ID'd
The mortgage company owner who prosecutors allege helped Boston criminal defense lawyer Robert A. George launder money for a purported drug dealer is Dover businessman Michael F. Hansen, according to two people briefed on the case.
UCI 'hesitated' over Contador case: lawyer
World cycling's governing body "hesitated" before deciding to appeal against the acquital of three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador over a doping case, his lawyer said.
Vt. AG seeks documents in Dean Foods settlement
The Vermont attorney general wants to evaluate a proposed settlement between some Northeast dairy farmers and a major national milk processor.
Orie's attorney accuses prosecution of deliberate mistrial
In a series of motions before Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey Manning, the attorney for state Sen. Jane Orie contends that prosecutors in her corruption trial deliberately provoked a mistrial out of concern that a jury was about to acquit the legislator.
Attorney General Jepsen, State Officials Want Full Review Of NU-NSTAR Utility Deal
Get Business Mobile Text Alerts : Text BIZ To 37798 Attorney General George Jepsen swept into a public hearing Friday and criticized state utility regulators for spending the last five months pondering their role in the proposed merger of Northeast Utilities and NSTAR, a Boston-area power company, when they should have begun a full-scale review of the deal.
Ex-Glaxo Lawyer May Face New Indictment in Case Dismissed by Federal Judge
An ex- GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK) lawyer who won dismissal of a false-statements case against her may face new charges after a federal judge said he would allow prosecutors to seek another indictment.
Attorney: LePage doesn't have authority to remove mural
AUGUSTA, Maine -- An attorney for the Maine Peoples Voting Coalition is claiming that Gov. Paul LePage is not authorized to remove the 36-foot mural at the Department of Labor. The group issued a release this morning claiming that a petition could be filed with the State Museum Commission to ...
Madoff Trustee Calls Lawyer Demand for His Removal ‘Baseless, Fallacious’
The trustee liquidating Bernard L. Madoff ’s firm said a lawyer’s attempt to remove him from his job was a “baseless, fallacious and unprofessional attack” that should be “summarily rejected” by the bankruptcy judge.
Lawyer: Plea deal in sex toy battery case
Charges have been dropped against a Gurnee woman accused of attacking a police officer with a sex toy, her attorney said today.
Lawyer admits mistakes, resigns from bar
BRIDGEPORT -- A prominent Stratford criminal defense lawyer agreed Friday to resign from the bar following civil allegations that he used client funds for his personal use.
Attorney General Evaluating Dean Foods Settlement
Dean Foods Co. agreed to pay $30 million to the dairy farmers and change its milk-buying practices in for 30 months to settle a class-action antitrust lawsuit.
US Attorney's Office, IRS warn about committing tax fraud
The U.S. Attorney's Office and Internal Revenue Service is reminding citizens not to commit tax fraud as they prepare tax returns by April 18.
Lawyer admits mistakes, resigns from bar
BRIDGEPORT -- A prominent Stratford criminal defense lawyer agreed Friday to resign from the bar following civil allegations that he used client funds for his personal use.
Nude photos prove woman wasn't prisoner, says lawyer
An American Apparel lawyer says nude photos and salacious e-mails a former female employee sent to the head of the hipster company prove her lawsuit is bogus.
Madoff Trustee Calls Lawyer’s Demand ‘Baseless, Fallacious’
The trustee liquidating Bernard L. Madoff’s firm said a lawyer’s attempt to remove him from his job was a “baseless, fallacious and unprofessional attack” that should be “summarily rejected” by the bankruptcy judge.
Attorney General's office seeking public input on Montgomery Co. elections process
The Attorney General's assistant will be at the Montgomery County Government Center, talking about the November election.
Loud lawyer/client business
This is a case of violating client confidentiality.
THE LINCOLN LAWYER, 2011
Brad Furman directs John Romano's screenplay based on the Michael Connelly novel. A sleazy lawyer has to tread a tricky path to fulfill the law, his responsibility to his client, and his idea of justice in a cleverly plotted legal thriller. Mickey Haller (Matthew McConaughey), is the kind of a lawyer who gives the profession a bad name. He is good at the law and uses it to squeeze the maximum ...
Attorney general seeks to block Blues' Medigap rate increase
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced today his office has asked the state Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation for a hearing to oppose Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's proposed rate increase affecting 215,000 Medigap subscribers.
Lawyer in case tied to Clemmons: Pay jurors more than $10 a day
Should the Pierce County residents chosen to decide whether a man is guilty of the state’s highest crime get paid more than $10 per day while on jury duty? The lawyers representing cop killer Maurice Clemmons’ alleged getaway driver think so.
Panel says attorney general should take the lead in promoting rehabilitation of prisoners
State Attorney General Kamala Harris should take on an expanded role by attacking the roots of crime while trying to keep parolees from returning to prison, according to a briefing document released by law enforcement and reform experts.
Attorney: Reimondo doing 'a lot of soul searching' after East Hampton meeting
EAST HAMPTON – In the wake of several comments from residents about the impact of racial insensitivity in their lives, the town’s police chief “is doing a lot of soul searching,” his attorney said Thursday.
Fountain Hills retains town attorney
Fountain Hills Town Council narrowly votes to retain town attorney amid controversy over handling of Attorney General's finding
Nodine's attorney blasts retrial
BAY MINETTE, Ala. — Baldwin County District Attorney Hallie Dixon said she will need several more weeks to review existing evidence and examine new leads before deciding to retry former Mobile County Commissioner Stephen Nodine for the murder of April Downs.
Abraham 'considering' run for Pennsylvania attorney general
Lynne Abraham had been out of public office for all of five minutes last January when people started whispering about her.
Pa., Barnes seek dismissal of petition to reopen relocation case
The state attorney general and the Barnes Foundation have asked Montgomery County Orphans' Court to dismiss the eleventh-hour legal effort to block the relocation of the foundation's renowned art collection from Merion to Philadelphia.
Abraham 'considering' run for Pennsylvania attorney general
Lynne Abraham had been out of public office for all of five minutes last January when people started whispering about her.
Fountain Hills retains town attorney
Fountain Hills Town Council narrowly votes to retain town attorney amid controversy over handling of Attorney General's finding
U.S. Attorney, Prosecutor, Chief Plot Indy Crime Crackdown
A collaborative effort will soon launch involving the U.S. Attorney's Office, Marion County Prosecutor's Office and Indianapolis Metro Police Department aimed at curbing violent crime in the city.
Schuette opposes Blues' Medigap increase
Attorney General Bill Schuette has asked the state Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation for a hearing to oppose Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's proposed rate increase affecting more than 200,000 Medigap subscribers.
Lawyer murdered outside govt office
Hyderabad, Mar 26 (PTI) A lawyer was murdered in broad daylight in front of Mandal Revenue Office at Sherlingampalli village on the city outskirts today, police said.Five unidentified men came in a four-wheeler and attacked Ashok Reddy, a lawyer, with sharp weapons as he was sitting outside MRO just before the opening time. The assailants threw chilly powder at his face before stabbing him many ...
Lawyer hacked to death in Hyderabad
A lawyer was hacked to death with swords and sickles in broad daylight on the city outskirts Saturday, said police who suspect that the murder is linked to a property case he contested in a court.
GOP senators want to limit TN attorney general's powers
GOP bill aims to strip chief lawyer of duties.
La. attorney general bars N.O. from railroad money
Louisiana's attorney general says New Orleans officials have no authority to use New Orleans Public Belt Railroad funds to help balance the city's budget.